Dress, Hollister. Shoes, Lulus. Bag, Forever 21. Sunnies, Gucci. Rings, Samantha Wills.
One item that should be in your closet this Fall season is the military jacket. I’m fortunate enough to have one from a few years ago that I held onto, and I usually throw it into rotation around this time of year. Fortunately they’re everywhere this season and so I’m looking forward to styling this one in the coming months.
Another staple of mine for the autumn and winter months are leggings, and when I saw this cute pair from Free People I was drawn to them immediately because of the cutout and button detailing along the sides. I typically wear leggings with flats or more casual shoes, but I felt that these leggings were just so cute (even in the army green colour) that they deserved a nice feminine heel to compliment them. I’m really happy with how they worked out, especially with this jacket for an ultra feminine military look. I find it’s always a bonus when you can score leggings that not only look cute casual but can also be dressed up and are a statement piece on their own, for those days when you’re lazy but still want to look stylish. They also come in lots of other yummy colours for Fall (here). It’s pieces like this that make this summer lovin’ girl get excited about Fall. What about you, any pieces that you’re really looking forward to styling this Fall?
I’ve been crushing over the palm leaf print for some time now so my lust for leaves dreams came true after receiving this Hawaiian Nights Bodycon dress from Tobi. This print is perfection to me and couldn’t represent summer any better. The fact that the style is a bodycon was simply bonus, and I must say it fits perfectly and is super comfy. I think this print is the epitome of summer, although sadly Toronto does not have palm trees growing about. I opted for white accessories to compliment the background of the print, and purposely chose a black chunky sandal so as not to be too matchy matchy with the white, and create a nice contrast in compliment to the leaf outlines. The cut and back detail is true to the season while staying elegant and classy. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t already daydreaming about wearing it again. It would even work well on a cooler summer night with a white cardi and some sneakers. Check out some more pretty items from Tobi, and note that all new Tobi customers get 50% off their first order! Enjoy!
I had the pleasure of challenging a $50 budget at Value Village earlier this month during the opening of their new store in Pickering. This is the second look I was able to score, all collectively under my $50 budget. This entire look focused around the navy blue skirt that I found first which I paired with a lavender top and striped cardigan. While I’m loving the combo, each piece alone will give me versatility with other coordinates as well. I’ve already worn the cardigan twice more, it compliments a pair of blue jeans really well with a white tank underneath.
Not only did I enjoy thrifting through the countless garments (which were extremely well organized) but I also felt good about the fact that I helped to redirect some really awesome clothes from the landfill. Value Village is on a mission to help the world by re-using items which I wrote about in my earlier post (here) but what I didn’t expect is that the good deeds don’t stop there. In particular, the Pickering store is celebrating their partnership with the Clothesline program and the Canadian Diabetes Association. This partnership means that Value Village pays to support people with diabetes whenever goods are donated at the store’s on-site Community Donation Centre or picked up from your home by the Clothesline program – even if some of the items don’t make it to the sales floor. Whenever members of the Pickering community donate used articles of clothing (or housewares) they are not only giving their goods a second life, they are turning those goods into a sustainable source of funding for the CDA helping to support summer and family camps for more than 2,400 children and youths with type 1 diabetes allowing them to meet other kids and inspire eachother to learn how to manage with their diabetes in a medically supervised setting as well as provide funding for treatments and a cure.